LAS VEGAS – Hotel guests on multiple floors were evacuated Saturday afternoon due to a fire at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
The fire originated on the 14th floor pool deck of the resort, Clark County Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Sandra Baker said. The fire consumed artificial landscaping, trees, foliage and cabanas.
A few floors were evacuated due to smoke migration.
“There should be no reason that guests won’t be allowed back in their rooms,” Baker said.
Two people were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, and at least one of them was transported to the hospital; Baker said she had not yet been able to confirm whether the second individual was also taken to the hospital.
Thirty-five emergency units and 110 people responded to the fire, Baker said. The blaze was knocked down by 12:47 p.m. PDT.
“The cause of the fire is still under investigation,” Baker said.
As of 2:30 p.m. PDT, fire investigators were still at the scene.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that Las Vegas Boulevard was closed in both directions, from Tropicana Avenue to Flamingo Road, as responders battled the fire, and Harmon Avenue, in the area of Las Vegas Boulevard, was also closed.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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